Deirdre Dawson is an Associate Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto, Senior Scientist at Baycrest, an academic hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, and a licensed occupational therapist. Dr. Dawson’s research program examines how cognitive changes related to aging, stroke and other acquired brain disorders impact on people’s abilities to live independently and focuses on developing effective interventions that promote optimal participation in daily life.
Within the last 24 months, have you rendered, or in the next two years, will you render clinical services or support services (whether diagnostic, therapeutic, educational, case management, or similar) to persons with TBI or their family members and caregivers, as an independent professional or employee of a for-profit or not-for-profit organization?: I am on faculty in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto and teach neurorehabilitation including how to manage cognitive impairments in adults and older adults with TBI. My salary will not be impacted by any recommendations the Guidelines make.
Within the past 24 months, I or one of my “immediate family members” received personal compensation for the following: Honorarium for organizing a symposium at the 2014 International Neuropsychological Society meeting; Funding for travel to: Ottawa, Canada (June 2014) to sit on a peer review grant panel for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Montreal, Canada (Sept 2013) to provide a workshop at the Canadian Stroke Congress; I am on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy and the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. I will be joining the editorial board of the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the Fall of 2014; I received a consulting fee through working with Dr. Elizabeth Skidmore at the University of Pittsburgh on an NIH grant; I received payment for teaching a workshop through Continuing Education at the University of Toronto in March 2014; I received honorariums for speaking at the UHN, TBI Conference in Jan 2014 and at York University in April 2014.
Within the past 24 months and during the three-year course of the project under consideration, I or one of my immediate family members received or will receive financial or material research support or compensation from the following: I am presently working to develop a book contract with the American Occupational Therapy Association for which I will receive financial support; I currently hold grant monies from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and will be applying for additional grant monies over the coming three years (potentially ~CAN$200,000 annually); I currently have a grant under review with the National Institutes of Healh (~US$275,000 annually); I currently hold grant monies from Ontario Neurotrama Foundation (~CAN$40,000).
In the past 24 months and during the three-year course of the project under consideration, I or one of my immediate family members: My husband and I have a stock portfolio for our retirement investments; neither of us sit on the board of directors for any companies; My husband and I may buy stocks in companies whose medical equipment or other materials related to the practice of medicine within our investment portfolio for retirement.
Do you have one or more significant nonfinancial competing interests?: Although I do not perceive this as biasing I am on the Advisory Board of the ABI Network of Toronto
Do you have one or more significant nonfinancial competing interests?: